Cilantro Café is Now Open at Emerald Lake Lodge


Photo credit: Michael Matti

On the shores of the famed Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, lays an iconic building seen in most photos taken of the famous jewel-coloured waters. The building, previously known as the seasonal restaurant Cilantro on the Lake, has been transformed into the new Cilantro Café at Emerald Lake Lodge.

Now, guests and visitors to Emerald Lake Lodge have a more affordable and much quicker way of grabbing a bite to eat or a delicious coffee pre or post adventure in the Canadian Rockies. Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m all year-round, the fridges are always stocked with great grab & go options, like parfaits, veggie cups, sandwiches, salads and more.

Cilantro Café also offers hot lunch options and alcoholic beverages from 11:00 a.m. onwards for those wanting to relax on the massive patio and take in the mountain views before adventuring out around the lake. The delicious hot lunch menu features classics like burgers, pizzas, game chilli, paninis and so much more. All of the ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and feature game meat from our own Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch located in Calgary, Alberta!

If you’re craving something on the sweeter side, Cilantro Café has you covered with an assortment of house-made cookies and mouthwatering muffins. No matter what you have planned for your day at Emerald Lake, Cilantro Café has the perfect eats for your adventure.

The stunning Cilantro Café is located right across the bridge from the day visitor parking at the magnificent Emerald Lake Lodge. Cilantro Café will continue to serve as an amazing wedding venue as well throughout the Summer. It will be closed to the public for private events. But quick bites will remain available at the takeout window.

Lodge guests, locals, tourists and guests from neighbouring hotels and campgrounds all welcome!